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I’m not saying that you have to love it all.
But, yes, you should love it all.
- Céline Sciamma
mfa in professional acting from bristol old vic theatre school in the uk
a special skill: solo traveling
a fun fact: my inner monologue is trilingual
Born in Shanghai, China and raised in Queens, NY, Christine has lived in four countries and studied in as many, confronting her body, mind and spirit from France to Malaysia.
As a first-gen, Christine learned English by watching films and television (Requiem for a Dream at age 8 changes your brain chemistry) which is how she realized she wanted to be on that screen, in that box with metal ears - living lives. As she grew and consumed a mess of art and content and became a jack of all trades, master of none at film school, Christine began to understand what she hopes for in her own pursuits. The live wire quality of theatre thrills her to her toes and her LOVE of international films (everything on her cherished Mubi subscription) and HBO runs deep. She hopes to create and collaborate internationally in new works that interrogate difference without fear and reimagine classics that transcend time - staying relentless in challenging the norms, championing the seemingly mundane, and unearthing the breadth of identity.
Previous roles include Isabella in Measure for Measure, Banquo in Macbeth, Marina in Pericles, Anya in The Cherry Orchard, Alison in Look Back in Anger, Veronica in Cowboy Versus Samurai, Teresa in Heroes of the Fourth Turning, and David in Balm in Gilead.
Christine is an actor who can sing, if requested, and dance, whenever there is music on. She enjoys plunging into characters through music and vocal exploration and as a movement lover, she is most drawn to contemporary, jazz funk, and hip hop styles and has brought her dance fluency into her martial arts. Christine is a language enthusiast, luckily born into the Chinese language (big ups to those learning as a second language, she is not easy) and grew up with American English to then traversing British English and French. She is currently learning German in her down time and hopes one day to work in all these languages. The way into Christine's heart? Handwritten notes on scratch paper, conversations that unfurl with a sour IPA or a glass of red, and long drives with Spotify's personalized mixes. Let's dance it out x